The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society


The purpose of this table is to compare the leadership of the Nickel Plate Road from year to year and to observe the continuity (or lack of) in leadership positions and titles. Many officers stayed in the same or related positions for years (e.g. H.H. Hampton), while some only served for a short time. It is interesting to note the change in number and titles of positions from year to year and decade to decade. The only years shown here are those in which personnel or title/position names changed.



PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER/
SECRETARY
CASHIER AUDITOR GENERAL
COUNSEL
GENERAL
MANAGER
GENERAL
FREIGHT AGENT
GENERAL
PASSENGER AGENT
TRANSFER
AGENT








1884
Wm. K. Vanderbilt D.W. Caldwell F.W. Vanderbilt H. Hammersley J. P. Curry S.E. Williamson Lewis Williams G. B. Spriggs B.F. Horner









CHAIRMAN

















1888 Wm. K. Vanderbilt D.W. Caldwell NONE LISTED Allyn Cox NONE LISTED-->




L.H. King







1890 Wm. K. Vanderbilt D.W. Caldwell NONE LISTED Allyn Cox NONE LISTED-->




Frederick Middlebrook







1895 Wm. K. Vanderbilt S.R. Callaway NONE LISTED Allyn Cox NONE LISTED-->




Frederick Middlebrook










TREASURER/
SECRETARY
ASSISTANT
TREASURER
LOCAL
TREASURER
TRANSFER
AGENT













1898 Chauncey M. Depew W. H. Canniff Charles F. Cox H. Hammersley F. Middlebrook H.B. Ayers












1899 " " " " " NONE LISTED












1904 " " " NONE LISTED NONE LISTED NONE LISTED















SECRETARY TREASURER ASSISTANT
TREASURER
LOCAL
TREASURER
GENERAL
SUPERINTENDENT
GENERAL
FREIGHT AGENT
GENERAL
PASSENGER AGENT
AUDITOR PURCHASING
AGENT
GENERAL
SOLICITOR
ASSISTANT
GENERAL SOLICITOR






1905 " " Dwight W. Pardee Charles F. Cox F. Middlebrook H. Hammersley A.W. Johnston James Webster B.F. Horner H.V. Fountain W.P. Dittoe J.H. Clarke F.B. Carpenter












GENERAL
MANAGER
CHIEF
ENGINEER
GENERAL
FREIGHT AGENT
GENERAL
PASSENGER AGENT
SUPERINTENDENT
TRANSPORTATION
AUDITOR PURCHASING
AGENT
GENERAL
SOLICITOR
ASSISTANT
GENERAL SOLICITOR




1906 " " " " Harry G. Snelling " Albert W. Johnston Emmett E. Hart James Webster Benjamin F. Horner William L. Blair Henry V. Fountain Wilfrid P. Dittoe John H. Clarke Frank B. Carpenter











SUPERINTENDENT
TRANSPORTATION
CHIEF
ENGINEER
SUPERINT. TRACK
MAIN. & CONSTR.
GENERAL
FREIGHT AGENT
GENERAL
PASSENGER AGENT
AUDITOR PURCHASING
AGENT
GENERAL
COUNSEL
ASSISTANT
GENERAL COUNSEL



1907 " " " " " " " William L. Blair Emmett E. Hart Charles B. Hoyt James Webster Benjamin F. Horner Henry V. Fountain Wilfrid P. Dittoe John H. Clarke Frank B. Carpenter


1910 " " " " " " " " " " Bernard E. Morgan " Henry J. Holden " " "







SUPERINTENDENT
MOTIVE POWER














1911 " " " " Eli A. Miller " " " " " " " " " " "







LOCAL
TREASURER
AUDITOR GENERAL
COUNSEL
ASSISTANT
GENERAL COUNSEL
GENERAL
MANAGER
ASST. TO GEN. MANAGER SUPERINTENDENT
TRANSPORTATION
CHIEF
ENGINEER
SUPERINTENDENT
MOTIVE POWER
SUPERINT. TRACK
MAIN. & CONSTR.
PURCHASING
AGENT
GENERAL
FREIGHT AGENT
GENERAL
PASSENGER AGENT


1912 " " " Milton S. Barger H. Hammersley Henry J. Holden Frank B. Carpenter Herbert D. Palmer Albert W. Johnston William L. Blair Robert W. Mitchener Emmett E. Hart Eli A. Miller Charles B. Hoyt Wilfrid P. Dittoe Bernard E. Morgan Benjamin F. Horner

1913 " " " " " " " " " NONE LISTED " " " " " " "

1914 " " " " " " " NONE LISTED " NONE LISTED " " " " " " "

1915 " " " " J. Grant Alexander " " NONE LISTED " NONE LISTED " " Harry A. Macbeth " " " "



PRESIDENT &
GENERAL MANAGER
VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT ASST. TO THE
PRESIDENT
SPECIAL ENGINEER
TO THE PRES.
SECRETARY TREASURER AUDITOR GENERAL
COUNSEL
SUPERINTENDENT
TRANSPORTATION
CHIEF
ENGINEER
SUPERINTENDENT
MOTIVE POWER
PURCHASING
AGENT
GENERAL
FREIGHT AGENT
GENERAL
PASSENGER AGENT


1916 O.P. Van Sweringen J.J. Bernet M.J. Van Sweringen W.S. Hayden J.R. Nutt A.W. Johnston C.E. Denney W.D. Turner Otto Miller Henry J. Holden M.B. & H.H. Johnson Robert W. Mitchener Emmett E. Hart A.R. Ayers Wilfrid P. Dittoe Bernard E. Morgan J.Y. Calahan







VICE-PRESIDENT ASST. TO THE
PRESIDENT




GENERAL
SUPERINTENDENT







1917 " " " " " C.L. Bradley C.E. Denney " " " H.D. Howe Robert W. Mitchener " " " " "



PRESIDENT



VICE-PRESIDENT &
GENERAL COUNSEL


COMPTROLLER








1918 " O.P. Van Sweringen " " " " H.D. Howe " L.B. Williams L.R. Deevers " NONE LISTED W.J. Bergen NONE LISTED NONE LISTED NONE LISTED NONE LISTED









VICE-PRESIDENT &
GENERAL MANAGER
SECRETARY TREASURER AUDITOR







1920 " J.J. Bernet " " " " " C.E. Denney W.D. Turner L.B. Williams Lewis A. Bell NONE LISTED Emmett E. Hart NONE LISTED NONE LISTED NONE LISTED NONE LISTED

















TRAFFIC
MANAGER
SUPERINTENDENT
TELEGRAPH
GENERAL
STOREKEEPER
CONSULTING &
VALUATION ENGINEER
1921 " " " " " " " " " " " R.W. Mitchener " A.R. Ayers Wilfrid P. Dittoe B.E. Morgan W.L. Blair J.H. Nichols W.J. Bergen










GENERAL
TREASURER
COMPTROLLER







1922 " " " Otto Miller " " W.A. Colston " " L.B. Williams Lewis A. Bell " " " " " " " "



SENIOR VICE-
PRESEIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT &
GENERAL COUNSEL
SECRETARY & ASST.
TO PRESEIDENT
TREASURER COMPTROLLER SUPERINTENDENT
TRANSPORTATION
CONSULTING
ENGINEER
VALUATION
ENGINEER



1923 " " W.L. Ross M.J. Van Sweringen Otto Miller J.R. Nutt C.L. Bradley John Sherwin C.E. Denney W.A. Colston George S. Ross L.B. Williams Lewis A. Bell W.A. Collie E.E. Hart W.J. Bergen NONE LISTED NONE LISTED <---- SEE
















VALUATION
ENGINEER
AND
ENGINEERING ASST.
TO PRESIDENT


1924 " " " " " " " " " " " " " " NONE LISTED W.J. Bergen W.J. Bergen NONE LISTED <---- SEE
1926 M.J. Van Sweringen " " J.R. Nutt C.L. Bradley John Sherwin C.E. Denney NONE LISTED NONE LISTED " " " " " NONE LISTED " " NONE LISTED <---- SEE



VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT &
GENERAL COUNSEL
GENERAL
MANAGER
SECRETARY & ASST.
VICE-PRESEIDENT
TREASURER COMPTROLLER ENGINEERING ASST.
TO PRESIDENT






1927 " W.L. Ross C.L. Bradley J.W. Graham H.J. Klein J.R. Nutt John Sherwin W.A. Colston A.R. Ayers George S. Ross L.B. Williams Lewis A. Bell W.J. Bergen " NONE LISTED



1929 " " J.W. Graham H.H. Hampton " " " " " " " " " NONE LISTED-->




1931 " " J.H. Day " " " " " " " " " "








VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION &
MAINTENANCE
VICE-PRESIDENT
IN CHARGE OF
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
CORPORATE
RELATIONS
VICE-PRESIDENT
PURCHASES &
STORES
VICE-PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT
COMPTROLLER GENERAL
SOLICITOR
SECRETARY TREASURER






1933 " J.J. Bernet G.D. Brooke F.M. Whitaker J.H. Day W.A. Colston W.G. Black H.H. Hampton E.M. Thomas W.J. Stevenson George S. Ross R.G. Eberly






1934 " " " " " NONE LISTED " " " " " "












VICE-PRESIDENT
LAW


VICE-PRESIDENT COMPTROLLER








1935 NONE LISTED W.J. Harahan " " " Herbert Fitzpatrick " " R.S. Marshall E.M. Thomas " "









EXECUTIVE
VICE-PRESIDENT
















1936 NONE LISTED " G.D. Brooke " " " NONE LISTED " " " " "









VICE-PRESIDENT
LAW
EXECUTIVE
VICE-PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT
VICE-PRESIDENT COMPTROLLER SECRETARY TREASURER GENERAL
COUNSEL








1937 NONE LISTED W.J. Harahan* Herbert Fitzpatrick G.D. Brooke J.H. Day H.H. Hampton R.S. Marshall E.M. Thomas George S. Ross R.G. Eberly W.J. Stevenson *Died December, 1937)






1938 R.R. Young G.D. Brooke " NONE LISTED " " " " " " NONE LISTED











VICE-PRESIDENT

COMPTROLLER SECRETARY AND
TREASURER
GENERAL
COUNSEL










1939 G.D. Brooke G.D. Brooke " R.S. Marshall " " E.M. Thomas H.F. Lohmeyer Robert B. Tunstall












VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT
COMPTROLLER SECRETARY AND
TREASURER
GENERAL
COUNSEL











1940 " " R.S. Marshall J.H. Day H.H. Hampton E.M. Thomas H.F. Lohmeyer Robert B. Tunstall













VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION
VICE-PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
&GENERAL
COUNSEL
VICE-PRESIDENT
&COMPTROLLER
SECRETARY AND
TREASURER










1942 NONE LISTED John W. Davin Frank D. Beale Ross S. Marshall " J. Hudson Day Robert B. Tunstall Edward M. Thomas Henry F. Lohmeyer












SENIOR
VICE-PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION


VICE-PRESIDENT COMPTROLLER










1943 " " Ross S. Marshall Frank D. Beale " " Edward M. Thomas J. Fred Andrews "













VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC

VICE-PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT

GENERAL
COUNSEL









1944 " " " J. Hudson Day " Edward M. Thomas William H. Wenneman " " Robert W. Purcell








1945 " " " " " " " " " NONE LISTED















VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE &
CORPORATE RELATIONS
VICE-PRESIDENT&
GENERAL COUNSEL

COMPTROLLER








1946 " " " " " " William H. Wenneman Robert W. Purcell " O.M. Hepler











VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION

VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE
GENERAL COUNSEL SECRETARY TREASURER









1947 " " J. Hudson Day Felix S. Hales " Edward M. Thomas Eugene M. Smith John N. Dillen Arthur M. Waldron Harry L. Lehmkuhle











EXECUTIVE
VICE-PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION
VICE-PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE
GENERAL COUNSEL SECRETARY TREASURER COMPTROLLER







1948 " John W. Davin*
Lynne L. White
Lynne L. White J. Hudson Day Felix S. Hales H. Horton Hampton Edward M. Thomas Eugene M. Smith John N. Dillen Arthur M. Waldron Harry L. Lehmkuhle *Deceased January, 1949









ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT
W&LE
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
&ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION
VICE-PRESIDENT
& GENERAL
COUNSEL
VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
ACCOUNTING
SECRETARY COMPTROLLER TREASURER




1949 Lynne L. White Lynne L. White George Durham Michael Gallagher Harry J. McDonald Curtis B. Bennett Felix S. Hales Eugene M. Smith J. Hudson Day H. Horton Hampton Edward M. Thomas John N. Dillen Harry L. Lehmkuhle Arthur M. Waldron
















VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE
SECRETARY COMPTROLLER TREASURER



1950 " " " " " " " " " " " William H. Wenneman John N. Dillen Harry L. Lehmkuhle Arthur M. Waldron














VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE &
ACCOUNTING
SECRETARY COMPTROLLER TREASURER




1951 " " " " " " " " " " William H. Wenneman John N. Dillen Harry L. Lehmkuhle Arthur M. Waldron








EXECUTIVE
VICE-PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
&ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
&GENERAL
COUNSEL
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION
VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE
&
ACCOUNTING
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY COMPTROLLER TREASURER



1952 " " " Felix S. Hales J. Hudson Day H. Horton Hampton Harry J. McDonald Eugene M. Smith John C. Wallace William H. Wenneman Curtis B. Bennett Michael Gallagher John N. Dillen Harry L. Lehmkuhle Arthur M. Waldron



1953 " " " " Sylvester J. Witt " " " " " " " " Julius T. Schenkel "







VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
&GENERAL
COUNSEL
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION
VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE &
ACCOUNTING
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
ASST. VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE &
TREASURER
SECRETARY COMPTROLLER




1954 " Felix S. Hales " Sylvester J. Witt H. Horton Hampton Eugene M. Smith John C. Wallace William H. Wenneman Curtis B. Bennett Michael Gallagher Ralph R. Deahl Clifford B. Campbell John N. Dillen Julius T. Schenkel <---













ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
ASST. VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE &
TREASURER
SECRETARY COMPTROLLER





1955 " " " " " " " " " Ralph R. Deahl Clifford B. Campbell John N. Dillen Julius T. Schenkel





1956 " " " " " " Myron B. Phipps " " " " " "





1957 " " " " NONE LISTED " " " " " " " "









EXECUTIVE
VICE-PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION
ASST. VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE &
ACCOUNTING
VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
&GENERAL
COUNSEL
ASSISTANT TO
PRESIDENT
PUBLIC RELATIONS
ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY TREASURER COMPTROLLER





1959 " " " Myron B. Phipps Gailard R. Bowman Clifford B. Campbell John J. Fitzpatrick Eugene M. Smith Curtis B. Bennett Ralph R. Deahl John N. Dillen Guy H. Atkinson Julius T. Schenkel





1961 " " " " " " " Thomas O. Broker " " " " Edgar G. Parker







CHAIRMAN,
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
PRESIDENT ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT
W&LE
VICE-PRESIDENT
&GENERAL
COUNSEL


VICE-PRESIDENT
& GENERAL
MANAGER











1963 " Felix S. Hales Myron B. Phipps George Durham Thomas O. Broker " " Herbert P. Thinnes " " Martin D. Hill " "










VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAFFIC
VICE-PRESIDENT
&GENERAL
COUNSEL
VICE-PRESIDENT
OPERATION
VICE-PRESIDENT
FINANCE &
ACCOUNTING
ASSISTANT TO
PRESIDENT
PUBLIC RELATIONS
GENERAL
SOLICITOR
GENERAL
MANAGER
SECRETARY ASSISTANT TO
THE PRESIDENT
TREASURER COMPTROLLER



7/1/1963 " " " " John J. Fitzpatrick Thomas O. Broker Gailard R. Bowman Clifford B. Campbell Curtis B. Bennett J.B. Osborne H.P. Thinnes John N. Dillen Ralph R. Deahl Guy H. Atkinson Edgar G. Parker



1964 Lynne L. White
(Died May, 1964)
Frank M. McHale
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